Swimming Events in United States

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MAY11
Alcatraz ClassicAgave Trail, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

This Alcatraz crossing is great for swimmers that have crossed many times from Alcatraz to San Francisco, or for the experienced open water swimmer wanting to race Alcatraz in style for the first time! The St. Francis route, despite being 1.8-2.1mi, is faster than Aquatic Park due to sweeping currents in your favor, giving all swimmers a speedy boost.

This swim is a favorite among the fastest Alcatraz veterans, as well as the first timer who wants to test their swimming endurance in a competitive setting. Medals will be given to all participants with trophies for top racers. Be in it to win it!

$234 - $350
Classic
Alcatraz Classic
JUL13
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 2 Rancho Seco ParkRancho Seco Park, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USA

All racers will receive a TRI for FUN Finisher Medal, hot post race meal, plus awards in each age group. TRI for FUN commemorative race t-shirts are available for $15 when ordered before July 7th.

Included with race entry is: a swim cap, hot post race meal, free athlete massage, custom Tri for Real Finisher souvenir, plus awards and raffle prizes.

$75
Super Sprint • Tri for Fun Super Sprint Duathlon • Sprint • Olympic • Tri for Real Aqua Bike • Other • Tri for Real IRON Swim (Choice of double distance) • Tri for Real Aquathlon
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 2 Rancho Seco Park
JUL14
The Golden Gate Frogman SwimKirby Cove Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA

The Golden Gate Frogman Swim (sister swim to the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim) is a two mile open water swim and fundraiser that benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF), a 501(c)(3) with a coveted four star rating by Charity Navigator. The Navy SEAL Foundation supports wounded and fallen Navy SEALs, NSW Support Personnel and their families.

$250
2 miles
The Golden Gate Frogman Swim
AUG10
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 3 Rancho Seco ParkRancho Seco Park, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USA

The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California.

$75
Super Sprint • Tri for Fun Super Sprint Duathlon • Sprint • Olympic • Tri for Real Aqua Bike • Other • Tri for Real IRON Swim (Choice of double distance) • Tri for Real Aquathlon
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 3 Rancho Seco Park
AUG10
Swim Around The RockAgave Trail, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Join us for this round trip Alcatraz swim! This swim is a great challenge for fast swimmers that requires a strategic race plan to swim the 3.6 mile course with tides and fast currents around Alcatraz. This is also an excellent event to help prepare for longer open water endurance competitions. Some of the best open water swimmers at the national level compete in Swim Around The Rock.

This swim starts off the beach of St. Francis, and you'll swim along a fast and exciting current. But as you make your way clockwise around Alcatraz, that's where the real challenge begins - you'll have to navigate not only around the prison, but through the currents as you make your way to Aquatic Park. A challenge you won't forget for sure!

This event is for experienced open water swimmers only. This swim will not only require swimming strength and open water experience, but expert ability in navigating a winning course with complex currents. This is easily our most difficult bay race, even more so than Bridge to Bridge 10K. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

$405 - $440
3.6 miles
Swim Around The Rock
AUG18
McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance EventsGoleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, USA

McConnells Ice Cream Endurance Events starts from a wonderful ocean front location at Goleta Beach, then goes out and back on a flat bike path in the 5K and 10K. Choose from a 5K, 10K, mile swim or kids mile. All finishers get a make-your-own McConnells Ice Cream Sundae with Berry Man berry toppings and an honest time on an accurate course. Plus you are supporting Club West, Santa Barbaras track and field and running support group

$5 - $25
1 Mile Swim • 10k • 5k
McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events
AUG25
Registration Perks
Zoom RedHawks Multisport Festival at Hueston WoodsHueston Woods State Park, College Corner, OH 45003, USA

Featuring a covered bridge, scenic views, and some challenging hills, this event is a must race in Southwest, Ohio. A stop on the Ohio Triathlon Series, this unique race offers triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities.

$40 - $95
Other • 5k • Sprint Duathlon • Sprint Aquabike • Sprint Aquathlon • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint • Olympic Aquathon • 1/3 Iron Duathlon • 1/3 Iron Aquabike • 1/3 Iron Aquathon • 3K Swim • Olympic Aquabike
Zoom RedHawks Multisport Festival at Hueston Woods
SEP7
Alcatraz Invitational500 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

1.27-mile open water swims from a point abeam Alcatraz Island back to the South End Rowing Clubhouse at the foot of the Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco.

£180
1.27 Mile
Alcatraz Invitational
SEP7
Registration Perks
Red, White And Zoom Multisport Festival at Cowan LakeCowan Lake, Cowan Lake, Ohio 45177, USA

This is the only race in Ohio to offer triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities. This event will also include the Midwest Regional High School Triathlon Championships. High School students from around the region will compete alongside other racers to the best individual and team in the region.

$40 - $95
Other • 5K Open Swim • Sprint Duathlon • Sprint Aquabike • Sprint Aquathlon • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Olympic Aquathlon • 1/3 Iron Duathlon • 1/3 Iron Aquabike • 1/3 Iron Aquathlon • 3K Open Swim • Olympic Aquabike
Red, White And Zoom Multisport Festival at Cowan Lake
SEP15
Registration Perks
Colombus TriathlonAlum Creek Lake, Alum Creek Lake, Ohio, USA

There is a race for everyone at the Columbus Triathlon and Multisport festival, from beginner to ironman. Challenge yourself and celebrate your achievement afterwards at the post-race party with pizza and beer!

$40 - $95
Other • 5k • Sprint Duathlon • Sprint Aquabike • Sprint Aquathon • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint • Olympic Aquathon • 1/3 Iron Duathlon • 1/3 Iron Aquabike • 1/3 Iron Aquathon • 3K Swim • Olympic Aquabike
Colombus Triathlon
SEP22
Golden Gate BridgeUS-101, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA

0 swimmers will start the race at the South Tower and finish at Fingerpoint Rock. A thrilling world class swim at a historic landmark for experienced swimmers!

$239 - $275
1.15 miles
Golden Gate Bridge
SEP29
Registration Perks
2019 Cal Tri Events - OxnardOxnard, CA, USA

OXNARD. Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, youll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. This is the venue for 2019 Cal Tri Events Oxnard - 9.29.19 and the 1st race in the 2019 Cal Tri Events Fall Series - 9.29 Oxnard + 10.26 LA + 11.3 Newport Dunes.

$20 - $60
Sprint • Sprint SwimBike • Sprint SwimRun • Sprint Swim • 5k • Olympic • Olympic SwimBike • Olympic SwimRun • Olympic Swim • 10k
2019 Cal Tri Events - Oxnard

What you need to know about swimming

Swimming races and open water swimming events generally tend to be between 1—10km in length, however, more challenging swims can be up to 80km long. Swims over 10km are classed as Marathon Swims, These events take place in lakes or in the sea, often with a great atmosphere and a festival vibe. If you’re just starting out, get some practice in a pool first, temperature and choppiness are factors to consider before diving in.

From a quick dip in Dorney lake to mastering the Windermere One Way, we’ve collected some of the best open water swimming races below. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to throw in some other disciplines, you can check out our pages on Swimrun & Triathlon too.

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